Jolynne Kids are amazingly resilient — far more so than their adult counterparts many times.  I learned this lesson again recently.  My middle daughter has always given me trouble about going to school.  Actually, that’s not entirely true.  I sent her to school for half a year when she was 2-and-a-half; she walked in like she owned the place and never looked back.  But when we moved out of the area mid-school year, I couldn’t find an opening for her to go to preschool in our new location so I kept her home.

When she started a new school the following year, that’s when the trouble started.  She would cling to me and generally make all kinds of a ruckus when it was time to go into her classroom.  Ironically, she loved her teacher and had a close girlfriend in her class that year.  I don’t know if it was the attention she craved or what, but she turned into a piranha when it came time to leave her at school.

The following year was more of the same — worse even because that year she didn’t seem to bond as easily to her teachers and she was a bit of a loner among her peers.  So when it came time to send her to kindergarten this year, I was apprehensive.

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  1. I could swear I left a comment here and that you even responded…maybe I am losing my mind but I don’t see any comments

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